Eugene Leslie Sims

9 October 1927–9 February 2002 (Age 74)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Eugene Leslie

When Eugene Leslie Sims was born on 9 October 1927, in Arkansas, United States, his father, W Eugene Sims, was 27 and his mother, Lena Mae Mattson, was 19. He lived in Cut Off Township, Miller, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 9 February 2002, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

W Eugene Sims
Lena Mae Mattson
Eugene Leslie Sims
Leroy Sims
Leon Sims

Parents and Siblings

    W Eugene Sims





World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 22

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Sims in household of Eugene Sims, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Eugene Sims, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Eugene Leslie Sims, "Find A Grave Index"

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